Nov 022013
 

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Apache Hadoop is an open source software project based on JAVA. Basically it is a framework that is used to run applications on large clustered hardware (servers). It is designed to scale up from a single server to thousands of machines, with a very high degree of fault tolerance. Rather than relying on high-end hardware, the reliability of these clusters comes from the software’s ability to detect and handle failures of its own.

Credit for creating Hadoop goes to Doug Cutting and Michael J. Cafarella. Doug a Yahoo employee found it apt to rename it after his son’s toy elephant “Hadoop”. Originally it was developed to support distribution for the Nutch search engine project to sort out large amount of indexes.

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Oct 282013
 

Article from Tcat Houser editor-in-chief of TRCBNews.com.

You might not have noticed that the $35 computer, Raspberry Pi has exceeded 1 million units shipped. Further, they have production volumes cranked up to the point where you can order more than one unit.

In early March this year Raspberry Pi signed a deal with Sony to move a large part of the manufacturing process to the United Kingdom. This decision was based on high demand in the UK and Europe for the unit and the relative technical expertise of UK production processes.

“In June we scheduled 204 units per week. By July that had climbed to 10,000 units per week – this month we will achieve 38,000 output per week, and this is just the beginning,” said Gerald Kelly, the General Manager of Sony’s Pencoed plant.

Since the production process moved to UK manufacturing the numbers produced in the UK alone have risen to 40,000. This means in quantifiable terms the UK now produces more than the Chinese facility – impressive stuff. As a result shipments have now exceeded the 500,000 mark but with production ramping up so quickly 1 million units shipped is a landmark expected to be achieved in July.

Source http://www.eteknix.com/

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Oct 012013
 

steam_os

Some days ago Valve announced it’s new, and not so secret, project SteamOS :

“Thousands of games, millions of users. Everything you love about Steam.
Available soon as a free operating system designed for the TV and the living room.”

In short, soon there will be a new Linux distribution tailored to get the max from Steam and its games,

“SteamOS will be available soon as a free download for users and as a freely licensable operating system for manufacturers. Stay tuned in the coming days for more information”

about manufacturer Valve claims that it’s in contact with different hardware vendors to make “a variety of Steam gaming machines.” All will be running SteamOS and are expected to start hitting retail in 2014.
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Sep 252013
 

Article By Oussama Krifa

You are a Linux user and you are searching for a free open source alternative to the most known video editing software which are available only for Windows in paid versions.
Today I want to show you three of the best Video Editors for Linux from the simplest to the most professional.

PiTiVi, LiVES and KDEnLive
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